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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for side scrolling games.

If you're looking for a way to keep your kids busy and entertained, a side-scrolling game might be just the ticket. Side-scrolling games are designed to be played on mobile devices with one hand, and they're easy enough for anyone to play. Browse the top-ranked list of side scrolling games below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game Standard Edition - PlayStation 4 - Front_Zoom
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    "Great for side-scrolling beat-em-up fans!...Great homage to the old side-scrolling brawlers, with modern flair. Love it!...Fun Game...Love the comic, movie n game. Worth the buy. Especially if you like side scrolling games."

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    Complete Edition includes the remaster of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game and its original DLCs: the Knives Chau and Wallace Wells Add-On Packs. Rediscover the beloved 2D arcade-style beat 'em up inspired by the iconic comic book series and movie, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Play as your favorite characters – Scott Pilgrim, Ramona Flowers, Knives Chau, Stephen Stills, and more. Level up and learn new awesome abilities, unlock secret items and modes, summon powerful allies, and more! Team up with friends and combine your skills to battle your way through waves of tough enemies, or compete with them in awesome mini-games like Dodgeball, all on your way to defeat the League of Ramona's Evil Exes!
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    "Great for side-scrolling beat-em-up fans!...Great homage to the old side-scrolling brawlers, with modern flair. Love it!...Fun Game...Love the comic, movie n game. Worth the buy. Especially if you like side scrolling games."

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    Complete Edition includes the remaster of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game and its original DLCs: the Knives Chau and Wallace Wells Add-On Packs. Rediscover the beloved 2D arcade-style beat 'em up inspired by the iconic comic book series and movie, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. Play as your favorite characters – Scott Pilgrim, Ramona Flowers, Knives Chau, Stephen Stills, and more. Level up and learn new awesome abilities, unlock secret items and modes, summon powerful allies, and more! Team up with friends and combine your skills to battle your way through waves of tough enemies, or compete with them in awesome mini-games like Dodgeball, all on your way to defeat the League of Ramona's Evil Exes!
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  2. Nintendo World Championships: NES Edition - Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch – OLED Model, Nintendo Switch Lite [Digital] - Front_Zoom

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    Bring the Nintendo World Championships to your living room. Test your speedrunning skill in over 150 challenges! Each one relives a memorable moment from one of 13 NES games, including classics like Super Mario Bros. 3, The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, and Metroid. Start small by seeing how quickly you can blaze through the first level of Super Mario Bros., and work your way up to defeating Meta-Knight in a one-on-one sword fight in Kirby’s Adventure. Hone your skills in practice and see if you have what it takes to be a champion—the tougher challenges may truly test your limits! Compete against players around the world online. Jump into the World Championship Mode with a Nintendo Switch Online membership and aim for a spot on the leaderboards in five challenges that rotate each week. At the end of each week, compare your times against players of varying skill levels, or sit back and watch a replay of the world’s best time to learn how to improve. With “byte-sized” challenges, you don’t need to master entire games to feel like a Nintendo World Champion! Challenge your friends on the couch. Gather up to 8 players in the local Party Mode to take on challenges individually or in themed challenge packs. With an automatic rewind feature to undo mistakes, even completely new players can compete. Face off against the best times of players of different skill levels in Survival Mode. Choose your division—Silver for easy, Gold for hard—and match up against the ghost data of players from around the world in this elimination mode. Can you outlast all seven of your rivals in the three challenges of the week? Put your skills to the ultimate test in Legend Challenges. When you feel ready, take on these longer and more difficult challenges from 13 NES games. Play through Super Mario Bros. using warp pipes, the entire first dungeon of The Legend of Zelda, and more in the ultimate test of speed and endurance. Check out the Classified Information for tips and tricks if you need a little help! Nintendo. NES games are not included in their entirety. Any Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Membership auto-renews after initial term at the then-current price unless canceled. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. Additional accessories may be required for multiplayer mode. Sold separately.
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    Bring the Nintendo World Championships to your living room. Test your speedrunning skill in over 150 challenges! Each one relives a memorable moment from one of 13 NES games, including classics like Super Mario Bros. 3, The Legend of Zelda, Donkey Kong, and Metroid. Start small by seeing how quickly you can blaze through the first level of Super Mario Bros., and work your way up to defeating Meta-Knight in a one-on-one sword fight in Kirby’s Adventure. Hone your skills in practice and see if you have what it takes to be a champion—the tougher challenges may truly test your limits! Compete against players around the world online. Jump into the World Championship Mode with a Nintendo Switch Online membership and aim for a spot on the leaderboards in five challenges that rotate each week. At the end of each week, compare your times against players of varying skill levels, or sit back and watch a replay of the world’s best time to learn how to improve. With “byte-sized” challenges, you don’t need to master entire games to feel like a Nintendo World Champion! Challenge your friends on the couch. Gather up to 8 players in the local Party Mode to take on challenges individually or in themed challenge packs. With an automatic rewind feature to undo mistakes, even completely new players can compete. Face off against the best times of players of different skill levels in Survival Mode. Choose your division—Silver for easy, Gold for hard—and match up against the ghost data of players from around the world in this elimination mode. Can you outlast all seven of your rivals in the three challenges of the week? Put your skills to the ultimate test in Legend Challenges. When you feel ready, take on these longer and more difficult challenges from 13 NES games. Play through Super Mario Bros. using warp pipes, the entire first dungeon of The Legend of Zelda, and more in the ultimate test of speed and endurance. Check out the Classified Information for tips and tricks if you need a little help! Nintendo. NES games are not included in their entirety. Any Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Membership auto-renews after initial term at the then-current price unless canceled. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Terms apply. Additional accessories may be required for multiplayer mode. Sold separately.
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  3. Metroid Dread - Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch Lite [Digital] - Front_Zoom

    Model: 114280
    Publisher: Nintendo
    SKU: 6471678
    ESRB Rating: T (Teen 13+)
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    "Best Metroid Game!...This game brought me to my childhood when I used to play Metroid and Super Metroid! ...Awesome Game...Best Metroid game since Metroid Prime. I never really got into the side scrolling Metroid games but this game is perfect."

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    Join intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran in her first new 2D Metroid story in 19 years. Samus’ story continues after the events of the Metroid Fusion game when she descends upon planet ZDR to investigate a mysterious transmission sent to the Galactic Federation. After a harrowing encounter with a living Chozo—a race previously thought to be extinct—she ends up deep below the surface of the planet. The remote world has become overrun by vicious alien lifeforms and chilling mechanical menaces. Samus is more agile and capable than ever, but can she overcome the inhuman threats stalking the depths of ZDR?. Face off against unrelenting E.M.M.I. robots. Once DNA-extracting research machines, the imposing E.M.M.I. are now hunting Samus. Tensions are high as you evade these E.M.M.I. to avoid a cruel death while finding a way to take them down. Find out what turned these robotic wonders into the scourge of ZDR and escape with your life. Feel Samus’ power grow as you gain maneuvers and abilities. Parkour over obstacles, slide through tight spaces, counter enemies, and battle your way through a dangerous world. You’ll acquire new and familiar abilities as you traverse the many environments of ZDR. Blast multiple targets with the new Storm. Missile or use the Speed Booster to dash and break through walls. Return to areas and use your new abilities to find upgrades, alternate paths, and a way forward. Explore the sprawling map, evade and destroy E.M.M.I. robots, and overcome the dread plaguing ZDR. New modes let you ease into ZDR, experience true dread, or take on a boss gauntlet. If this is your first time sprinting and shooting as Samus, the new Rookie Mode increases health gained from items and decreases damage from bosses. Bounty Hunters looking for a true challenge can face the new Dread Mode, which can be unlocked if the Hard Mode is finished. Complete the game to unlock Boss Rush and fight Samus’ most formidable foes one-after-another to try to get the best time possible! A new Samus amiibo figure featuring her suit from Metroid Dread and an E.M.M.I. amiibo figure are available in a 2-pack set. Scan the Samus amiibo for an extra energy tank to increase your health by 100; additionally, the Samus amiibo can be tapped again to receive health once per day. The E.M.M.I. amiibo grants Samus a Missile Plus tank, increasing her missile capacity by 10; additionally, the E.M.M.I. amiibo can be tapped again to replenish some missiles once per day. Software Update required. Nintendo.
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    "Best Metroid Game!...This game brought me to my childhood when I used to play Metroid and Super Metroid! ...Awesome Game...Best Metroid game since Metroid Prime. I never really got into the side scrolling Metroid games but this game is perfect."

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    Join intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran in her first new 2D Metroid story in 19 years. Samus’ story continues after the events of the Metroid Fusion game when she descends upon planet ZDR to investigate a mysterious transmission sent to the Galactic Federation. After a harrowing encounter with a living Chozo—a race previously thought to be extinct—she ends up deep below the surface of the planet. The remote world has become overrun by vicious alien lifeforms and chilling mechanical menaces. Samus is more agile and capable than ever, but can she overcome the inhuman threats stalking the depths of ZDR?. Face off against unrelenting E.M.M.I. robots. Once DNA-extracting research machines, the imposing E.M.M.I. are now hunting Samus. Tensions are high as you evade these E.M.M.I. to avoid a cruel death while finding a way to take them down. Find out what turned these robotic wonders into the scourge of ZDR and escape with your life. Feel Samus’ power grow as you gain maneuvers and abilities. Parkour over obstacles, slide through tight spaces, counter enemies, and battle your way through a dangerous world. You’ll acquire new and familiar abilities as you traverse the many environments of ZDR. Blast multiple targets with the new Storm. Missile or use the Speed Booster to dash and break through walls. Return to areas and use your new abilities to find upgrades, alternate paths, and a way forward. Explore the sprawling map, evade and destroy E.M.M.I. robots, and overcome the dread plaguing ZDR. New modes let you ease into ZDR, experience true dread, or take on a boss gauntlet. If this is your first time sprinting and shooting as Samus, the new Rookie Mode increases health gained from items and decreases damage from bosses. Bounty Hunters looking for a true challenge can face the new Dread Mode, which can be unlocked if the Hard Mode is finished. Complete the game to unlock Boss Rush and fight Samus’ most formidable foes one-after-another to try to get the best time possible! A new Samus amiibo figure featuring her suit from Metroid Dread and an E.M.M.I. amiibo figure are available in a 2-pack set. Scan the Samus amiibo for an extra energy tank to increase your health by 100; additionally, the Samus amiibo can be tapped again to receive health once per day. The E.M.M.I. amiibo grants Samus a Missile Plus tank, increasing her missile capacity by 10; additionally, the E.M.M.I. amiibo can be tapped again to replenish some missiles once per day. Software Update required. Nintendo.
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  4. Elderand - Nintendo Switch - Front_Zoom

    Publisher: Graffiti Games
    SKU: 6547030
    ESRB Rating: RP (Rating Pending)
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    "Metroid Castlevania Mash up...Super fun game. If you mash metroid and Castlevania together... ...I am a fan for 16 bit games, the game its right up my ally, but the games is a little difficult"

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    Through the darkness and madness, promised glory awaits. Heads will literally roll in this gruesome, retro-inspired action platformer, where only the strong will survive in brutal, skill-based combat against terrifying creatures. Wield a variety of killing instruments and abilities to test your metal against towering, bone-chilling bosses. Explore a twisted Lovecraftian world shrouded in darkness and madness. RPG elements allow you to customize your battle experience to your liking, from your character’s appearance to skills, stats, and weapons. Glory and riches await those who can spill the required blood and guts to collect it.
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    "Metroid Castlevania Mash up...Super fun game. If you mash metroid and Castlevania together... ...I am a fan for 16 bit games, the game its right up my ally, but the games is a little difficult"

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    Through the darkness and madness, promised glory awaits. Heads will literally roll in this gruesome, retro-inspired action platformer, where only the strong will survive in brutal, skill-based combat against terrifying creatures. Wield a variety of killing instruments and abilities to test your metal against towering, bone-chilling bosses. Explore a twisted Lovecraftian world shrouded in darkness and madness. RPG elements allow you to customize your battle experience to your liking, from your character’s appearance to skills, stats, and weapons. Glory and riches await those who can spill the required blood and guts to collect it.
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  5. Shantae - PlayStation 5 - Front_Zoom

    Publisher: Limited Run Games
    SKU: 6514359
    ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10+)
    Top comment

    "The music, the sprite artwork and the level designs are all good fun. The game has definitely aged a but and the controls feel a but stiff at times, but it is solid fun if you are lookimg for some side scrolling retro fun!...WayForward's first Shantae and a rare GBA classic now officially released on modern consoles. A fun metroid-vania adventure staring the Half Genie heroine herself, Shantae! "

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    First released in 2002, Shantae is the classic action-adventure-platformer that introduced players to the fan-favorite Half-Genie heroine. In her debut title, Shantae hair-whips, dances, and transforms as she seeks out four elemental stones hidden throughout Sequin Land to put a stop to the nefarious lady pirate, Risky Boots. During her quest, she'll explore treacherous labyrinths, gain amazing new powers, conquer mini-games, and meet up with friends such as Bolo, Sky, and Rottytops!
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    "The music, the sprite artwork and the level designs are all good fun. The game has definitely aged a but and the controls feel a but stiff at times, but it is solid fun if you are lookimg for some side scrolling retro fun!...WayForward's first Shantae and a rare GBA classic now officially released on modern consoles. A fun metroid-vania adventure staring the Half Genie heroine herself, Shantae! "

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    First released in 2002, Shantae is the classic action-adventure-platformer that introduced players to the fan-favorite Half-Genie heroine. In her debut title, Shantae hair-whips, dances, and transforms as she seeks out four elemental stones hidden throughout Sequin Land to put a stop to the nefarious lady pirate, Risky Boots. During her quest, she'll explore treacherous labyrinths, gain amazing new powers, conquer mini-games, and meet up with friends such as Bolo, Sky, and Rottytops!
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  6. Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania Edition - PlayStation 5 - Front_Zoom

    Publisher: Maximum Games
    SKU: 6547010
    ESRB Rating: T (Teen 13+)
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    "Perfect game in my eyes. Nice flow for a metroid Vania game, with roguelike properties. ...I’m having a blast with this game. I am really enjoying the constant homage to other games."

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    Play the award-winning action roguelite Dead Cells and its 4 original DLCs, plus unlock Castlevania content with the Return to Castlevania DLC! Dead Cells is a roguelite, metroidvania inspired, action-platformer. You'll explore a sprawling, ever-changing castle... assuming you’re able to fight your way past its keepers in 2D souls-lite combat.No checkpoints. Kill, die, learn, repeat.
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    "Perfect game in my eyes. Nice flow for a metroid Vania game, with roguelike properties. ...I’m having a blast with this game. I am really enjoying the constant homage to other games."

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    Play the award-winning action roguelite Dead Cells and its 4 original DLCs, plus unlock Castlevania content with the Return to Castlevania DLC! Dead Cells is a roguelite, metroidvania inspired, action-platformer. You'll explore a sprawling, ever-changing castle... assuming you’re able to fight your way past its keepers in 2D souls-lite combat.No checkpoints. Kill, die, learn, repeat.
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  7. Metroid Prime Remastered - Nintendo Switch, Nintendo Switch – OLED Model, Nintendo Switch Lite [Digital] - Front_Zoom
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    "Fantastic game!! 3D Metroid is just as classic as the old 2D games....Metroid Prime is back!...Great remaster of a classic GameCube game. One of the best looking games on the Switch too."

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    Get behind the visor of intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran in her critically-acclaimed first-person adventure Step into the boots of Samus Aran as you navigate the winding paths and interconnected environments of an alluring-yet-dangerous alien planet. Use powers like the iconic Morph Ball and Grapple Beam to revisit hard-to-reach areas and find a path forward. With revamped graphics, sound, unlockable art, and updated control schemes, Samus’ 3D platforming debut has reached greater heights. Calm and capable, Samus takes on this solo mission…but she is far from alone. Explore the alien environments and eerie isolation of planet Tallon IV. Journey through the diverse biomes of planet Tallon IV as you uncover the Space Pirates’ sinister experiments and gather information about the toxic substance that left the planet in ruin. Blast forward to your next objective or take time to stop and scan your surroundings and delve into the creatures and culture of Tallon IV. From the quiet stillness of the snowy Phendrana Drifts to the magma geysers of Magmoor Caverns, this alien planet introduces beautifully harsh landscapes and labyrinths. Upgrade your arsenal to take on extraterrestrial terrors. Use Samus’ Arm Cannon and go head-to-head against otherworldly creatures, bolstered Space Pirates, and Ridley, revived with cybernetic and genetic enhancements. Backtrack through areas and pay close attention to your environment to solve puzzles and get more upgrades. You’ll need the help of abilities like the Ice Beam, Missiles, and several visors to dispatch the alien threats lurking on Tallon IV.
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    "Fantastic game!! 3D Metroid is just as classic as the old 2D games....Metroid Prime is back!...Great remaster of a classic GameCube game. One of the best looking games on the Switch too."

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    Get behind the visor of intergalactic bounty hunter Samus Aran in her critically-acclaimed first-person adventure Step into the boots of Samus Aran as you navigate the winding paths and interconnected environments of an alluring-yet-dangerous alien planet. Use powers like the iconic Morph Ball and Grapple Beam to revisit hard-to-reach areas and find a path forward. With revamped graphics, sound, unlockable art, and updated control schemes, Samus’ 3D platforming debut has reached greater heights. Calm and capable, Samus takes on this solo mission…but she is far from alone. Explore the alien environments and eerie isolation of planet Tallon IV. Journey through the diverse biomes of planet Tallon IV as you uncover the Space Pirates’ sinister experiments and gather information about the toxic substance that left the planet in ruin. Blast forward to your next objective or take time to stop and scan your surroundings and delve into the creatures and culture of Tallon IV. From the quiet stillness of the snowy Phendrana Drifts to the magma geysers of Magmoor Caverns, this alien planet introduces beautifully harsh landscapes and labyrinths. Upgrade your arsenal to take on extraterrestrial terrors. Use Samus’ Arm Cannon and go head-to-head against otherworldly creatures, bolstered Space Pirates, and Ridley, revived with cybernetic and genetic enhancements. Backtrack through areas and pay close attention to your environment to solve puzzles and get more upgrades. You’ll need the help of abilities like the Ice Beam, Missiles, and several visors to dispatch the alien threats lurking on Tallon IV.
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  8. ReCore Definitive Edition - Xbox One [Digital] - Front_Zoom

    Model: G7Q-00067
    Publisher: Microsoft
    SKU: 6093600
    ESRB Rating: T (Teen 13+)
    Top comment

    "Fantastic game! I'm not one to complete a game to 100% and I will admit, I still didn't with this game. "

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    From legendary creator Keiji Inafune and the makers of Metroid Prime comes the "ReCore Definitive Edition", an action-adventure masterfully crafted for a new generation. As one of the last remaining humans, forge friendships with courageous robotic companions and lead them on an epic adventure through a mysterious dynamic world. Includes the new "Eye of Obsidian" adventure and "T8-NK" Corebot frame! This item cannot be returned or refunded, please visit to learn more.
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    "Fantastic game! I'm not one to complete a game to 100% and I will admit, I still didn't with this game. "

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    From legendary creator Keiji Inafune and the makers of Metroid Prime comes the "ReCore Definitive Edition", an action-adventure masterfully crafted for a new generation. As one of the last remaining humans, forge friendships with courageous robotic companions and lead them on an epic adventure through a mysterious dynamic world. Includes the new "Eye of Obsidian" adventure and "T8-NK" Corebot frame! This item cannot be returned or refunded, please visit to learn more.
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  9. Signalis - Nintendo Switch - Front_Zoom

    Publisher: Humble Bundle
    SKU: 6524790
    ESRB Rating: M (Mature 17+)
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    "excellent game if you like the old school Resident Evil games....Can't praise this game enough, its absolutely worth owning."

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    Searching for dreams inside of a nightmare. Awaken from slumber and explore a surreal retrotech world as Elster, a technician Replika searching for her lost partner and her lost dreams. Unravel a cosmic mystery, scavenge an off-world government facility and discover terrifying secrets, challenging puzzles, and nightmarish creatures in a tense and melancholic experience of cosmic dread and classic psychological survival horror.
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    "excellent game if you like the old school Resident Evil games....Can't praise this game enough, its absolutely worth owning."

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    Searching for dreams inside of a nightmare. Awaken from slumber and explore a surreal retrotech world as Elster, a technician Replika searching for her lost partner and her lost dreams. Unravel a cosmic mystery, scavenge an off-world government facility and discover terrifying secrets, challenging puzzles, and nightmarish creatures in a tense and melancholic experience of cosmic dread and classic psychological survival horror.
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  10. Dead Cells: Return to Castlevania Edition - Nintendo Switch - Front_Zoom

    Publisher: Maximum Games
    SKU: 6547005
    ESRB Rating: T (Teen 13+)
    Top comment

    "This game is so much fun. If you're a fan of the nostalgia side-scroll + a touch of the new HD, this is for you....Great Game...Great game. I got it as a gift to my bf who loves Metroid. "

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    Product Description

    Play the award-winning action roguelite Dead Cells and its 4 original DLCs, plus unlock Castlevania content with the Return to Castlevania DLC! Dead Cells is a roguelite, metroidvania inspired, action-platformer. You'll explore a sprawling, ever-changing castle... assuming you’re able to fight your way past its keepers in 2D souls-lite combat.No checkpoints. Kill, die, learn, repeat.
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    "This game is so much fun. If you're a fan of the nostalgia side-scroll + a touch of the new HD, this is for you....Great Game...Great game. I got it as a gift to my bf who loves Metroid. "

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    Product Description

    Play the award-winning action roguelite Dead Cells and its 4 original DLCs, plus unlock Castlevania content with the Return to Castlevania DLC! Dead Cells is a roguelite, metroidvania inspired, action-platformer. You'll explore a sprawling, ever-changing castle... assuming you’re able to fight your way past its keepers in 2D souls-lite combat.No checkpoints. Kill, die, learn, repeat.
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